Aug 11 - 21, 2022
Thirty entries from various artists were entered in the concrete statue contest. Artists had the task of painting a retro camper to symbolize the rich tradition and sense of community at the Fair. Past sculptures included an elephant, pig, cow, horse, ice cream cone, Ferris wheel, state of Iowa, Iowa State Fair logo and blue ribbon. The concrete statues are in various locations throughout the Fair, August 12-22, 2021.
Individuals, clubs and companies can participate by completing the application with their proposed design. Chosen applicants then pick up a statue from the concrete manufacturer, paint it and return it to the Fair for display. Statues are judged on originality, creativity and overall look.
“The Iowa State Fair is Out of This World”
Shelley and Cambria Manning, Waukee
“Life is Good in the Trailerhood”
Michael DeDecker and Deb and Marty DeDecker
“Berry Happy Camper”
Darcy and Isabella Hosier
Honorable Mention (in no particular order)
“How Do the Francy’s Fair? We Go Camping!”
“Family Road Trip”
James, Kayla, Skyler, Al, Donita, Robert, Meagan, Brayden, Adalynn and Greyson Breckenridge
“Ringgold County Twin River Tornado 4-H Club”
Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Sticks, Inc.
“Fair Hair- Happy Camper”
Pamela Kline, Kennedy and John River Rorebeck
“Buford Visits the Fair by Buena Vista University”
Ryan Harder, Megan McKeever, Morgan Walker and Amy Kinney
“Christmas at the Fair”
Tina Montz, Missy Pieters, Craig, Lason, James and Rosalie Montz